Customs Dept claiming ฿50 mil from tax-evading luxury cars


BANGKOK, 10 September 2012 – The Customs Department is imposing over 50-million-baht taxes on luxury cars, whose importers have misreported their details.

Director-General of the Customs Department Somchai Poolsavadi revealed that the department had earlier set up a committee to investigate on tax evasion of imported cars following the request of the Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC). The investigation has so far showed that neither politicians nor Customs Department officials were involved in the issue.

However, it has been found that 20 out of the 60 car-importing companies investigated by the Customs Department, have misreported details of the imported cars such as freight charges and the actual prices of the cars.

Mr. Somchai added that the department is currently in the process of claiming tax worth over 50 million baht from those companies.

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